There are times in all of our lives that we tend to get down on ourselves. The enemy knows where we are weak and will use just about anything, whether it be a comment or a look from someone, to bring us to a low point.
We might tell ourselves that whatever our hand touches makes no difference at all, but one touch has the ability to influence eternity.
You may feel you are unqualified to be significant because you are not perfect or broken but………that is exactly why you are qualified.
The Holy Spirit within us guides us and our desire to obey our Sovereign LORD means that through us, the LORD’S eternal work is being accomplished. HIS story of all of creation, is our story too that we are a significant part of.
Think on this for a while……..
We are HIS and because we are HIS, we are HIS touch.
We need to engage friends……..not only with the world, because GOD orchestrates those circumstances around us, but also because HIS hand touches those details right in front of us!
If you have prayed for GOD to open your eyes to “see” then HE will, but you need to then follow up on HIS promptings because HE will equip you. You don’t need to know all the details, just step into the light!
For example, yesterday at Church they showed a video of a young woman who is doing ministry with athletes and coaches around the state of Arizona. She is bringing the Gospel to them! As I sat there listening to her speak, I was so drawn to all that she said. Through the whole sermon I felt this strong pull to go find her afterwards. And so I did. I told her I didn’t know if she could use me in any way, but I do have almost 30 years of coaching a sport behind me. She was thrilled and now we are meeting for lunch this week.
I have no idea the details of what she does, don’t know her story or have the full picture of her ministry……..but I am following HIS lead. I am saying: “LORD send me.”
We all are part of a Royal Priesthood according to Peter, did you know?
1 PETER 2:9 “BUT YOU ARE A CHOSEN RACE, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR HIS OWN POSSESSION, THAT YOU MAY PROCLAIM THE EXCELLENCIES OF HIM WHO CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT.”
Because of who you are and whose you are, in CHRIST, you are set apart……..apart from every unbeliever and therefore, you are eternally significant.
In JOHN 12: 35, JESUS instructs his followers to : “walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.”
Beloved, we know where we are going! Our walks on this earth, guided by our Savior, gives each of us an eternal significance. And we may not be able to see all the fruits of our labor at this time, but it is there, just by the fact that HE is doing a “good work” in us and through us because we obey and abide with HIM.
When we pray: “thy Kingdom come” we are asking for our GOD to be in our world. HIS touch is so needed right now. But imagine if HE were not present at all! Our prayers always have eternal significance……intercede for those who need it! Are your prayers such that if you examined them, would they make a difference for someone else?
When the world has you down and knocked around a bit, don’t let it make you feel insignificant. Because, you are GOD’S hands and feet, HE will equip you right now, for such a time as this.
Continue to be steadfast and stand on your firm foundation in CHRIST. HE is your guide and HE is your comfort now because you are significant…….. in HIS eyes…….you are HIS beloved child. Spend time with HIM, feel HIS touch. Because then you will be qualified to touch the world and especially those around you! Remember, our love for one another, just as HE has so loved us, makes us significant, not only to CHRIST, but for all of eternity!
1 JOHN 1: 2-3 “THE LIFE WAS MADE MANIFEST, AND WE HAVE SEEN IT, AND TESTIFY TO IT AND PROCLAIM TO YOU THE ETERNAL LIFE, WHICH WAS WITH THE FATHER AND WAS MADE MANIFEST TO US – THAT WHICH WE HAVE SEEN AND HEARD WE PROCLAIM ALSO TO YOU, SO THAT YOU TOO MAY HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH US; AND INDEED OUR FELLOWSHIP IS WITH THE FATHER AND WITH HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.”